Tributes paid to the Allman Brothers Band star Gregg Allman

Posted May 29, 2017

Allman died peacefully at his house in Savannah, Georgia, in keeping with a press release posted on his web site.

Gregg Allman, seminal member of the iconic Allman Brothers Band, passed away at the age of 69 on Saturday, May 27 from complications of liver cancer according to a statement from his longtime friend and manager, Michael Lehman. "Yes!' Because the road goes on forever and we're going to keep playing".

Gregg first performed with older brother Duane in mid-60s band the Allman Joys. The pair was considered an oddity, and the album they recorded together (Two the Hard Way), billed as "Allman and Woman", was considered a career low for both.

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Eventually the Allmans settled in Georgia, formed the band that made them famous, and signed to Phil Walden's Capricorn Records. Albums "Eat a Peach" and "Brothers and Sisters" were huge critical and commercial successes, spawning such radio hits as "Melissa", "Blue Sky" and "Ramblin' Man", and the band's live shows drew raves. And he always felt like a blues artist - one who was haunted by losses that propelled some of the most memorable music of the 1970s.

Expressing love for her former husband, the 71-year-old actor took to her Twitter handle and shared a series of posts.

"Goodbye, Brother Gregg. When @amandashires was pregnant, @GreggAllman pointed at her belly and said 'It's gonna be a girl".

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Rolling Stone magazine said the Allman Brothers style created "a template for countless subsequent jam bands". "He just had it.I could pick him out of any 10 singer, maybe any 100 singers you could throw at me, I could pick him out".

Their self-titled debut album came out in 1969, but it was their seminal live album "At Fillmore East" in 1971 that catapulted the band to stardom. RIP Gregg Allman. One of the greats. Daughter Layla Brooklyn Allman is in the band Picture Me Broken. That music has been labeled "Southern rock" thanks to the band's home base in Macon, Ga. - but it was much more than rock, and it reflected a lot more than the South. I love music, I love to play good music, and I love to play music for people who appreciate it.

In his 2012 biography, My Cross To Bear, Allman writes, "When it's all said and done, I'll go to my grave and my brother will greet me saying, 'Nice work, little brother - you did all right'". There's one (unfinished) song that may present itself; everything else I think we finished and recorded.

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Allman suffered a number of ailments in the past few years, including an irregular heartbeat, a respiratory infection, a hernia and a liver transplant. "You've been swallowed up by something you love, you know, and you're just totally engulfed".